This is my experience of writing any type of longer project!
People assume that time is a strict progression of cause to effect, but *actually* from a non-linear, non-subjective viewpoint – it’s more like a big ball of wibbly wobbly… time-y wimey… stuff. – The 10th Doctor – Doctor Who
I love this quote so much that I own the t-shirt. I’m a Whovian and proud of it.
Why would I subject you all to quotes from Doctor Who? Because this applies to the writing of the first draft (sometimes the second and third).
Writing is not a particularly linear endeavor. I might have the end as a fixed point that my story and characters have to reach, but everything else is fluid until I have all the words out of my brainpan and in a format that I can then tweak, edit, and rearrange.
Until that moment where you think the project is finished, it’s a big wibbly wobbly mess. Regardless…
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